Federal employees will have Tues., Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) off as an official holiday. But will they receive an additional day off on Mon., Dec 24?
Presidents granting federal employees an additional full day off to create a four-day weekend has been common in recent years.
|2001||Monday, December 24||Bush|
|2007||Monday, December 24||Bush|
|2008||Friday, December 26||Bush|
|2012||Monday, December 24||Obama|
|2014||Friday, December 26||Obama|
If recent history is a prediction for 2018, it’s likely that President Trump would issue an executive order closing executive agencies on Christmas Eve. Normally these announcements have come announced between Dec. 10- 21 to give agencies time to prepare.
For employees hoping to get New Year’s Eve as an additional day off – that is unlikely to happen based on past practice.